‘HOSPITALITY ASSURED’ CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE TO HOTELS…
LOW FEE SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED TIME
The UK-based Hospitality Assured credentialing program was a basis for assisting over 25 small hotels in BHA’s STEMM project to achieve high operational standards. Seven hotels achieved the certification late last year, after nearly two years of work to raise their performance, and passing a review process by international assessors. These are: Fernandez Bay Village and Sammy Ts Beach Resort on Cat Island, Small Hope Bay Lodge and Andros Island Bonefish Club on Andros, The Corner Hotel and The Orchard Garden Hotel in Nassau, and Ocean Pearl Resort on Grand Bahama Island.
Environmental Camp Raises Awareness… Thanks to Industry Support
Last summer twenty-five Bahamian students participated in the first Bahamas Environmental Youth Program, a week-long camp held in Andros, organized by the Bahamas National Trust with support from the Andros Nature Conservancy and Trust, the Bahamas Hotel Association, the Ministry of Tourism’s Coastal Awareness Committee, the Bahamas Diving Operators Association, The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation, and the International Field Station (Forfar) in Andros (which served as the host site) in cooperation with contributing corporate partners.
We invite you to view a brief video on last year’s camp and to see firsthand the value of this experience to young people and as an investment in the long-term sustainability of our tourism product.
The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) facilitates several scholarship programs aimed at assisting students, employees and educators in furthering their education in areas related to the hospitality industry.
Six scholarships are offered annually through the Industry Partners Scholarship Fund for those wishing to attend the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute at the College of The Bahamas. In addition, The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Education Foundation is Accepting Scholarship Applications for Students, Employees and Educators for their Awards.
Details for securing applications and criteria can be accessed through the links below.
For questions and assistance, contact BHTA at 322-8381.